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Corey

First Name
189k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
16k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Corey mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Corey

"Corey" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Hollow". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Wiktionary

Common spelling variant of Cory.

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name.
  3. (rare) A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Corey

Corey Feldman is an actor/singer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1974 to present. Corey was given the name Corey Scott Feldman on July 16th, 1971 in Los Angeles, California.

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Corey Haim was an actor. He was most active from 1981 to 2010. Corey was given the name Corey Ian Haim on December 23rd, 1971 in Toronto, Canada. He left this life on March 10th, 2010.

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Corey Taylor is an alternative metal, heavy metal music, nu metal, groove metal, hard rock, and alternative rock musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1990. Corey was given the name Corey Todd Taylor on December 8th, 1973 in Des Moines, Iowa, US. Corey is also known as #8, The Great Big Mouth, The Sickness, Neck, CMFT, Todd Tigger, and Todd Tigger (Middle name & First Pets Name).

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Corey Stoll is an actor. He was most prominent from 2001 to present. Corey was given the name Corey Daniel Stoll on March 14th, 1976 in New York City.

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Raekwon is a hip hop music musician. His ongoing career started in 1992. Raekwon was given the name Corey Quontrell Woods on January 12th, 1970.

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Corey Graves is a wrestler. Corey was born on February 24th, 1984 in Pittsburgh.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Corey

James S. A. Corey is a science fiction writer. They have had major accomplishments since 2011.

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Giles Corey was an influential somebody. Giles was born on September 11th, 1611 in Northampton. He died on September 19th, 1692.

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Professor" Irwin Corey is a comedian. Professor" was born on July 29th, 1914 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Jeff Corey was an actor, film director, acting instructor, and director. His career lasted from 1938 to 2002. Jeff was born on August 10th, 1914 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. He left this life on August 16th, 2002.

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Angela Corey is an attorney and attorneys in the united states. Angela was born on October 31st, 1954 in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.

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Dorian Corey was a drag queen. Dorian was given the name Frederick Legg in 1937 in Buffalo, New York. He breathed his last breath on August 29th, 1993.

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How popular is the baby name Corey in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1919 5 0 5
1921 5 0 5
1925 5 0 5
1926 6 0 6
1928 5 0 5
1937 6 0 6
1939 9 0 9
1940 7 0 7
1942 27 0 27
1943 22 0 22
1944 20 0 20
1945 27 6 21
1946 20 0 20
1947 20 0 20
1948 42 5 37
1949 57 8 49
1950 66 8 58
1951 73 6 67
1952 116 11 105
1953 90 10 80
1954 161 11 150
1955 270 17 253
1956 313 20 293
1957 284 23 261
1958 336 42 294
1959 351 55 296
1960 347 45 302
1961 450 44 406
1962 485 48 437
1963 484 56 428
1964 500 41 459
1965 545 40 505
1966 512 47 465
1967 512 47 465
1968 1,667 89 1,578
1969 5,068 142 4,926 #58 boy name
1970 3,935 120 3,815 #84 boy name
1971 3,914 142 3,772 #77 boy name
1972 3,144 151 2,993 #95 boy name
1973 3,238 215 3,023 #89 boy name
1974 3,594 216 3,378 #77 boy name
1975 4,150 267 3,883 #71 boy name
1976 4,723 284 4,439 #64 boy name
1977 6,393 348 6,045 #52 boy name
1978 5,237 298 4,939 #61 boy name
1979 5,028 290 4,738 #63 boy name
1980 4,719 281 4,438 #68 boy name
1981 4,516 267 4,249 #69 boy name
1982 4,216 274 3,942 #74 boy name
1983 4,258 289 3,969 #74 boy name
1984 4,537 294 4,243 #69 boy name
1985 5,609 379 5,230 #63 boy name
1986 6,161 392 5,769 #62 boy name
1987 6,772 330 6,442 #57 boy name
1988 7,649 324 7,325 #56 boy name
1989 8,289 286 8,003 #55 boy name
1990 8,009 319 7,690 #56 boy name
1991 7,220 295 6,925 #58 boy name
1992 6,395 257 6,138 #65 boy name
1993 5,936 261 5,675 #68 boy name
1994 5,504 225 5,279 #73 boy name
1995 5,181 206 4,975 #74 boy name
1996 4,230 144 4,086 #94 boy name
1997 3,548 132 3,416
1998 3,300 99 3,201
1999 2,913 86 2,827
2000 2,678 70 2,608
2001 2,303 61 2,242
2002 2,166 61 2,105
2003 1,926 39 1,887
2004 1,726 54 1,672
2005 1,734 31 1,703
2006 1,553 23 1,530
2007 1,422 20 1,402
2008 1,213 30 1,183
2009 1,149 25 1,124
2010 1,033 24 1,009
2011 1,043 20 1,023
2012 901 24 877
2013 891 16 875
2014 824 17 807
2015 767 19 748
2016 782 22 760

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Popularity of Corey as a first name

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Popularity of Corey as a last name

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Common last names for Corey

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  • Martin

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Corey U.S.
  White 88.37% 64.26%
  African American 6.13% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.76% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.62% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.62% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Corey

People with the last name Corey are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Corey

  • How Popular is the name Corey? Corey is the 382nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Corey was the 2,340th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Corey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 189,342 babies born with the first name Corey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Corey to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Corey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Corey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Corey is Thursday, December 2nd, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Corey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Corey was in 1989 with a total of 8,003 babies. That's a lot of babies named Corey!
  • Random Corey Factoid: According to the 1979 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Corey ranks 46th in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 31 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 1979.
  • Weird things about the name Corey: Your name in reverse order is Yeroc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ryeoc. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Corey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 15,569 people with the last name Corey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Corey? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Corey as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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